Antidepressants found in the Great Lakes and fish

Published September 4, 2017

Forbes, USA Today, the Toronto Sun, Forbes and the New York Daily News were among national and international news outlets that covered chemistry professor Diana Aga’s new research, which describes how antidepressants are building up in the brains of fish in the Niagara River. USA Today reported that while the concentrations likely are not harmful to humans eating the fish, they are problematic for wildlife: "It is a threat to biodiversity, and we should be very concerned," Aga told the newspaper. “Other research teams have shown that antidepressants can affect the feeding behavior of fish, or their survival instincts. Some fish won't acknowledge the presence of predators as much."

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